雖說他老兄的口部構造與常人迥異。
                                                                               
口器分為左右兩端,張開到一定程度
可以看見他老兄的伶牙俐齒,為數不多,數十顆總有的。
                                                                               
星羅棋布的錯落在口腔裡,沒有齒列,也沒有上下顎,
                                                                               
像亂葬崗一樣,黃色,綠色,褐色,還有我不認識的顏色
                                                                               
沾染了齒壁 苔癬似的色彩繽紛。(關於此現象 這位仁兄堅持是當天晚上吃的蠑螺!)
                                                                               
初次和他晚餐的時候,簡直不忍促賭其咀嚼過程。
                                                                               
那口中的食物,像是乩童在滾刀山一樣。
                                                                               
舌頭上也有尖如豪豬的齒列,誠可謂 "牙尖嘴利!"
                                                                               
奇特的是它能言善道不說,(儘管語言學家所認定的
人類發聲器官它是每處都不符合標準,)
                                                                               
它竟能流利的使用10來種人類通用的語言。
(出於我個人的忌妒心,在此就不列舉。)
                                                                               
而他發聲的部位也與常人不同。
                                                                               
舉例而言:
我們中文的鼻音如 "聽" "情" "淨",正常發音的部位是鼻腔,
                                                                               
它只要輕而易舉的噘起左右兩口器就 "聽" "情" "淨" 了。
                                                                               
還有對某些人們不那麼容易分辨的ㄓㄔㄕㄖ,等捲舌音(retroflex),
                                                                               
它也說的頗道地的,藉由一種就我來看是高難度的排列組合,
牽涉到了前齒,舌頭,舌頭上的牙齒(只有前三根) 還有左邊的鼻孔,
                                                                               
就無限巧妙地 "四十四隻石獅子"了。
                                                                               
(對,它在繞口令的時候,像是一部B級恐怖片的經典片段!)
                                                                               
                                                                               
反而是d t b p 這些比較容易分辨的有聲無聲子音,
它需要咬的慢一點,如果硬是要唸,常會扭到脖子。
而在漫長像是連永恆也拋棄我倆的海上旅程裡,
                                                                               
有許多時候我們是乾渴而無話可說的。
                                                                               
說不出話,一說就流血,一流血就痛徹心扉。
                                                                               
我和他逐漸發展出了不需使用喉嚨的溝通方式。
                                                                               
不是手語(一連好幾天沒有任何漁獲的時候沒有人會有力氣舉手筆劃~)
                                                                               
而是唇語。
                                                                               
用唇部和口器,面部的肌肉來傳達一些必要的訊息。
                                                                               
                                                                               
(幸好我從來也就喜歡看恐怖片,看著看著也就適應了。)
                                                                               
但是傳答的訊息往往錯誤頻仍。
                                                                               
奇怪的是,我的唇語對它來說不是問題,
                                                                               
而那怪物般猙獰,猙獰般掙扎的咬字
對我卻像是無法征服的高牆。
                                                                               
好幾次,我敢發誓它唸叨的絕對是
"科suzano皮頂 泰 豐yamato 一朵失 落o r oc hi的汞化鉛"
                                                                               
等他大聲的叫我,才發現那只是在問我
                                                                               
"要不要吃飯?"
                                                                               
(它實在該是去中國化的最佳代表...)
                                                                               
對我這樣一個發音方式部位和它都天差地遠的正常人來說
                                                                               
要讀它的唇語是不太可能了。
                                                                               
我只能夠另尋他法。
                                                                               
亦即 不試圖將聲音和發音時的面部形狀作連結,(證實結果是徒勞無功)
                                                                               
相反的,把正確答案(它試圖想傳達的語義)
和面部特徵作跨越而直接的連結。
                                                                               
嚴格說起來是有點不求甚解的味道。
畢竟,我放棄去理解它的發音方式和部位,
而僅藉由語義和面部特徵的關聯來作一個
經驗的累積,
                                                                               
有點像是沒上正課的中學生,不斷的重複閱讀
一種叫做參考書的沒營養刊物,
                                                                               
那不是真正的學問,僅是經年累月下來 所存積的資訊罷了。
                                                                               
說的更明白一點,這叫做條件化制約反應!
聽到鈴聲就留口水的俄國狗。
                                                                               
我也一樣,在這透明的孤舟之上,
我放棄了學習唯一的異種語言的機會,
像是很早以前的眷村小孩跟美國阿兵哥要巧克力那樣
把 "哈囉! 阿美利咖!" 當成 "謝謝! 給我巧克力!"
                                                                               
用自己的武斷和要求去解讀一個許是和善 許是陰險的外來文化。
                                                                               
蜘蛛男是和善的,儘管他的唇語我看不懂。
                                                                               
(雖說就連微笑也不太一樣,但很奇怪,你就是知道它在笑。)

我在漫長飢餓和口渴的無邊歲月裡,
累積出來的蜘蛛男唇語題庫也頗可觀。
                                                                               
在離開巨大漁人的船之後,我差不多已經可以粗通它所想表達的基本訊息了。
                                                                               
(實話而言,海上嘛,總之就是漂流嘛,那還會有什麼話好講呢,
 一些必須的"來結網吧!" "你肚子餓嘛?" "今天沒有魚~"
 都因出現的過於頻繁而為我所熟習~)
                                                                               
                                                                               
比方說現在他這個表情,我們蹲站在懸崖邊,
千軍萬馬的是底下滾滾濁流,在月夜,銀白的光。
                                                                               
他伸出了長滿倒刺的舌,沿著開合不斷的左邊口器蜿蜒,
                                                                               
直達右眼角,並且淚光閃閃。
                                                                               
(這就是一個經常出現的題目,各位同學注意了~)
                                                                               
還記得我精巧的排便機制嘛?
每當我差不多大功告成的時候,它就會作一個這樣的表情,
                                                                               
意思是: 可以放手了!
                                                                               
然後緊接著我兩手在瓶壁面這麼一撐,一後仰,
                                                                               
就可以接下一個動作,也就是清洗了。
                                                                               
                                                                               
它站在瓶子的另一側,表情其實不那麼明顯,
我不太確定它是不是真的伸出了蜿蜒的倒刺長舌並且
直達眼角,我只能確定它的右眼角每次都會淚光閃閃。
                                                                               
(有誰能忘記呢,淚光閃閃? 在你每次出恭都得閃一次~)
                                                                               
                                                                               
我記得那個淚光。
                                                                               
                                                                               
現在它來了,在這個千軍萬馬的懸崖邊,碎石穿雲。
它竟跟我說: "可以放手了?"
                                                                               
                                                                               
(所以說語言還是要好好的學,
                                                                               
不然像這樣出了一個又一個的大糗還得了呢。)
                                                                               
                                                                               
你看它你看它的眼睛啊,複眼折射珠淚滴滴千片萬片千閃萬閃,
                                                                               
像是有魔力似的; 又或者,我只是太過疲累而失去正常的判斷力,
                                                                               
手就這麼忘卻了它們應有的職責: 向地面撐起我粗壯的身軀。
                                                                               
著魔地,一致朝著蜘蛛男的方向,平舉,期待著它用絲線把我拉住。
                                                                               
                                                                               
"你幹嘛---" 它話還沒說完,我失去重心的軀幹就向地面更低了一低。
                                                                               
癱倒在懸崖的表面。
                                                                               
只聽得地面隱隱傳來震動。
然後是整塊地面向下低了一低!
                                                                               
"啊! 怎麼---" 這次的震動更大!
                                                                               
                                                                               
原來我們癱軟的處所只是崖面上一個巨大但不甚牢靠的岩石!
                                                                               
加上我粗壯的身軀又這麼樣的向下放鬆,
                                                                               
這7X公斤的位能轉變成了不大不小的動能,
                                                                               
恰恰好的讓這塊萬斤巨岩突破最大靜摩擦力,
                                                                               
壓死駱駝的最後一根稻草。
                                                                               
我們向下!!!!
                                                                               
                                                                               
滑!!
                                                                               
"啊! 幹..幹幹幹 啊...!!!"
這剎那你想幹誰都沒有用了。
                                                                               
總之我們向下!!!
                                                                               
下方的滾滾洪流不停的向上向,上!
碎石烈濤的湍急白練,吞捲著,伸出惡魔般銳利而
猙獰蜷曲的銀白爪牙。
靠近,一瞬之間。
我們向下!!!
                                                                               
                                                                               
有人說,在瀕臨死亡的彈指剎那,
                                                                               
一生會"像是走馬燈一樣"的晃過腦際。
                                                                               
"完蛋完蛋!完蛋了!!完了!這次真的死定!"
                                                                               
這大概就是能夠總結我一生的那盞走馬燈吧。
                                                                               
腦海裡浮現,和嘴巴裡叨唸的一致。

完蛋啦!

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